A MAN has been charged with murder following the death of a woman who died more than 20 years after being set on fire.

Jacqueline Kirk, 62, died in August 2019 - 21 years after she was set on fire in Weston-super-Mare.

Detectives from Avon and Somerset Police's Major Crime Investigation Team charged Steven Paul Craig, 57, of Brailsford Crescent, York, with murder last night (June 3).

The charge was authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service South West’s Complex Casework Unit.

Craig was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates Court this morning (June 4).

The Crown Prosecution Service confirmed that it had authorised detectives to charge Craig with murder.

A spokesman said Ms Kirk had suffered “serious burns injuries” during an incident 21 years before her death.